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Mr. Mitch Allen

Dear Chapel Grove Elementary School Families and Community:

My name is Mitchell Allen and I am beyond excited to be here at Chapel Grove to serve as your principal.  As a product of Gaston County Schools (2001 graduate of Hunter Huss), I feel that it is my personal responsibility to give back to the community that has given so much to me.  I received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University and a masters degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb University.  I began my educational career at Grier Middle where I served as a teacher, coach and athletic director from 2007 - 2013.  Upon completion of my masters degree, I was appointed as assistant principal at South Point High School 2013-2017 and W.C. Friday Middle School, where I served the 2017 - 2018 school year.  Most recently, I served as the principal of Grier Middle School from 2018 - 2021.  

As a servant leader, I believe that it is my duty and responsibility to serve first and foremost.  I am committed to serving the students, parents and community members of Chapel Grove Elementary School so that every student has the opportunity and motivation to be successful.  Through highly effective instruction coupled with meaningful relationship building, your students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to ensure success in today's ever-changing society.  

Personally, my wife, Katie Allen is a graduate of Forestview High School as well as Appalachian State, Go Mountaineers! She currently serves Gaston County Schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  We are the proud parents of two fantastic children, Aubree and Lathan.  As a family we enjoy watching our daughter dance competitively and time on the ball field with our son.  We also love traveling and spending time in the mountains and at the beach.  

Please do not hesitate to call me at 704-836-9113 or email me at with questions of concerns throughout the school year.  

Roar Wildcats Roar!

Mitchell R. Allen - Principal